教育系统的主要目标是鼓励孩子们最大限度地运用他们的知识和思维能力，把他们的思维运用到解决日常问题中去。教师鼓励孩子的学习经验，激发他们分析和创造性思维。因此，创造性思维产生的是新的想法，这些想法也具有创新性、新颖性、任务适切性和高质量。根据Walls(1926)(引用Tsai, 2012)，创造力是区分创作过程和创作产品的。整个创作过程有四个重要阶段。这四个阶段是:“准备、孵化、光照、验证”(Tsai, 2012, p. 15)。创造性问题解决模型进一步阐述了创造性过程的这四个阶段。创造性思维的过程就是一个创造性的过程。这一创造过程包括创造行为的参与，并进一步走向转化阶段。转换阶段进一步发展到转换思想的实现，并生成一个创造性的产品。形成的创意产品包括个性、认知和情感过程(Hennessey, 2010)。
因此，创造性思维是一个包括人格特征和认知能力的完整过程。有创造力的杰出人士，创造性思维能力增强，往往表现出强烈的动机、求知欲、强烈的自我意识、深刻的承诺、独立的行动和思想、高度的敏感性和忍耐力(Feldman and Benjamin, 2006)。一个有创造力的人所拥有的态度包括决心，努力工作，毅力和自我控制，这鼓励他们产生创造性思维。因此，创造性思维可以看作是一种基于动机和个人态度的决策和解决问题的技巧(Craft, 2001)。
Creative thinking is an art of thinking that encompasses cognitive development and has the capability of solving complex problems with creative and innovative resolutions. Creative thinking is the way through which people approach complex issues and depend on their thinking in their working style. Thinking is the key element of creativity, which further includes some significant aspects of thinking in a creative manner. Creativity can be the fundamental way of living in the conceptual world (Warner & Myers, 2009). Creativity has also become a very debatable and interesting topic in the field of education. This essay will discuss what creativity is and whether I am a creative thinker or not.
The main goal of the education system is to encourage children to use their knowledge and thinking capacity to the maximum level and apply their thinking in every day problem solving. The learning experience of children is encouraged by teachers, who motivate them to have analytical and creative thinking. Thus, creative thinking is generating new ideas, which are also innovative, novel, task appropriate as well as of high quality. According to Walls (1926) (as cited in Tsai, 2012), Creativity is distinguished between the creative process and the creative product. There are four significant stages of the complete creative process. These four stages are: “preparation, incubation, illumination, and verification” (Tsai, 2012, p. 15). These four stages of the creative process were further elaborated in the Creative Problem Solving Model. The process of creative thinking goes through a creative process. This creative process includes the involvement of the creative actions and further move towards the phase of transformation. The transformation phase further develops in to the implementation of the transformed ideas and a creative product is generated. The creative product formed includes the personality, cognitive and affective processes (Hennessey, 2010).
Thus creative thinking is a complete process that includes the personality traits and cognitive ability of a person. The prominent creative people, with enhanced creative thinking abilities often display strong motivation, intellectual curiosity, strong sense of self, deep commitment, independence in actions and thoughts, high sensitivity and endurance (Feldman and Benjamin, 2006). The attitude possessed by a creative person includes determination, hard work, perseverance and self control, which encourage them to generate creative thinking. Thus, creative thinking can be considered as decision making and problem solving technique, which is based on motivation and personal attitude (Craft, 2001).